“ Brand: Nivea / Type: Lip Treatment / What it does: Smoothes, „
I am a lipbalm addict, and I find that winter and central heating dries out my lips. I do occasionally forget to bring one with me when I go out, so when I saw these in Poundland I bought a couple, so I could leave them in the car.
The balm is packaged in a cardboard and plastic outer, which ensures that no one has tried the balm before you, although I do think the packaging is slightly excessive, but as there is little information on the tube itself, I guess they had to put the information somewhere! Inside the cardboard is a pink tube, which is slightly angled at the top. There isn't a lot of information about the product on the packaging, but it does show the website address and the information that once opened, the lipbalm should be used within 12 months. The tube contains 4.8g of lipbalm.
Despite the packaging stating that this has a rose scent, when you open the lipbalm, it is a very synthetic scent, that actually reminds me of the smell of playdoh. The balm itself is a deep pink colour, and quite similar to the colour of the packaging,
To use this lipbalm, just twist the bottom of the tube anti-clockwise and apply to your lips as needed. As this is a stick lipbalm, it is slightly more hygienic than using a pot of lipbalm, as your fingers never touch the balm. The balm goes on very smooth and seems to melt onto my lips. It doesn't drag along my lips at all. The taste of this is also slightly synthetic, but I find this is a good thing - as it makes me less likely to lick my lips when I have applied this, which in turns dries out your lips even more. The balm doesn't feel greasy or sticky once applied either.
The only downside that I have with this lipbalm is that you do need to apply it frequently, but I find that I have to apply most lipbalms frequently anyway, and since this one is so cheap, I don't mind.
This lipbalm is said to give you a subtle rose tint to your lips, and while I do notice a slight colour on my lips after using this, it is very subtle. It does look natural, although those with darker tones may not notice any difference. It is a matte finish.
I would definitely recommend this lipbalm as it leaves my lips feeling soft and moisturised with just a hint of colour. It is enriched with jojoba oil to help moisturise your lips, and to lock in moisture in more extreme weather conditions. I don't think this has an SPF though.
Ingredients are as follows:
Cera Microcristallina, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Cetyl Palmitate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Myristyl Myristate, Mica, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocoglycerides, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, C20-40 Alkyl Stearate, Nylon 6/12, Glycerin, Copernica Ceerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Cl 77891,Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Cl 75470, Aqua, BHT, Parfum.
I have found this lipbalm for sale on the following sites and the prices:
Amazon add on £1.50
As I said above, mine was from Poundland and it cost me £1. I have also seen it in other pound shops for the same price.
I was on the prom at Llandudno yesterday from 8am until 6pm selling souvenirs in aid of the lifeboats. It is hard work but I love it!
We stand in full sunshine all day (when it's shining!) so I apply sun cream and wear a hat but I also need lots of lip salve too.
I cannot stand my lips being dry and I suffer from this problem all year round in sun, wind or in doors in the central heating. I find myself constantly licking my lips and then wiping them dry which just makes the problem worse. Consequently I have a variety of different lip balms in drawers around the house and more in my handbags.
The one that I was using yesterday is Nivea Lip Care Velvet Rose currently priced at around £1.68 at Boots. Mind you as usual I wait until the lip balms are on special offer, which they often are, and buy three for the price of two. You might know I'd have a bargain there somewhere!
This one was the best for the job mainly because it is in a tube the size of a lipstick so it fitted nicely in the pocket of my trousers and I could keep reapplying whenever my lips felt uncomfortable.
When purchased the lip balm comes fixed to a piece of cardboard by means of clear plastic so all the packaging is recycleable then, so that's a good start as far as I am concerned. The tube itself also ends up in the recycling bag when it is empty too!
The writing on the cardboard promises 'velvety lip care feeling with a natural rose sheen' and that is just what I got. My lips felt comfortable all day and there were no ill effects from being out in the sun either.
As I said the tube itself is about the same size and shape as a lipstick and it contains 4.8g of lip balm. It is white with a pretty pink cover with the Nivea logo on the front and the address of the manufacturers in Germany on the back together with the web site address of www.nivea.com
The balm itself is the same pink as the tube and you apply it to your lips in exactly the same way as you would apply lipstick and using the same sort of amount as lipstick. It also feels the same as lipstick on your lips when you apply it.
The taste of the balm is quite pleasant although I can't describe what it is! I will just have to say it's a sweet sort of taste. Unfortunately this means that I tend to lick my lips when I am using the balm which means that I have to apply it more frequently. Silly me!
When I use this product I find that my lips feel instantly hydrated, smooth and comfortable. My lips also have a light sheen to them when I use this product.
According to the back of the cardboard packaging the balm has been 'especially formulated by skin care experts to provide a velvety feeling with a rose sheen' and that it contains 'vitamin E, Shea butter and Jojoba oil'. It is also dermatologically approved and preservative free.
I certainly find that the balm makes my lips feel good; they feel moisturised and comfortable which is exactly what I want from a lip balm.
The little tube is small enough to fit in the smallest of handbags, or in this case pockets, so I can take it anywhere with me for instant relief.
There is very little worse than dry sore chapped lips, and so I always carry a lipbalm, as it's a condition I try my best to prevent.
I have had other lipbalms in the past, but my favourite at the moment is Nivea Velvet Rose.
It has nice packaging and Nivea is a brand that I know and trust.
This lipbalm really re-hydrates your lips without it feeling too sticky or slimey as some lip balms can.
The best part of this lipbalm, other than that he fact that it does what it promises is that it also gives a nice subtle pink bit of colour which is just enough so that your lips look attractive and healthy. This certainly helps when you are full of a cold, and not feeling your best.
It is also very reasonably priced, (it cost me £1.99) and also is ideal for your young or teenage daughter, and they think that they are getting away with wearing a bit of colour, but really they are taking care of their lips. I had to buy a second one as my 11 year old niece permanently "borrowed" my first one.
For people who are interested in the ingredients, the offical blurb from Nivea says "it is enriched with Hydramine, a precious active ingredient found naturally in the skin, and grape seed extracts".
So if you want a no nonsense lip balm that does what it promises, then this is for you.
With my lips having suffered with the very cold Scottish winter I decided to switch my usual lip gloss for a balm in order to get my lips back to silky softness.
There were no testers available in Superdrug and I chose this one as I like the Nivea brand and I wanted something that would give my lips a hint of colour. It cost £1.69 which I felt was very reasonable for a popular brand.
The balm is in stick form and operates just like a lipstick would. The packaging is a very girly pink making it easier to spot in the black hole that is my handbag.
The smell put me off a bit, reminding me of the water and rose petals 'perfume' I made back in primary school but with a tinge of what I can only describe as a plastic smell. I tried not to let this put me off.
The lip balm was very soft on my lips and after a few applications they did feel much softer. The colour it applies is very subtle but enough to make a difference and brighten up your lip colour. The consistency on your lips is quite a strange one, it's not slimy like some lip moisturisers but it's definitely a kind of wet feeling. I found myself wiping my lips not long after application as it felt as though I'd taken a drink and got it everywhere. Plus should you lick your lips whilst wearing it, it leaves a horrible taste on your tongue. I know you're not meant to eat it or lick it off but sometimes you have to lick your lips and I'd rather not have my tongue tasting like a chewed biro because of my lip balm.
I tried hard to give this balm the chance but I didn't like it very much what with the smell and strange wet feeling. I passed it onto my 11 year old step sister who isn't allowed lip stick just yet so this is a nice alternative for her. It did moisturise my lips nicely and I will buy Nivea Lip Care again, just not this one.
I bought one of these lip balms yesterday in Boots, it caught my eye as I was after a lip balm but also hopefully something with a bit of colour for using during the day. I like to keep my lips soft but dont want to wear a strongly coloured lip stick in the day time as my job is with a company with a fairly laid back dress code and wearing strongly coloured make up might look a bit over the top.
I paid £1,99 for this lip balm and used it straight away. The balm is soft and moisturising without being too sticky and leaves a lovely subtle sheen of pinky/red colour on the lips. I only had to reapply after having lunch and a coffee, the balm stayed put the rest of the time which is a change from others I have used.
I would recommend this lip balm to anyone who needs something to soften their lips but wants a change from lipstick too, it's ideal for a casual look during the day and also for anyone just starting out with makeup and skin care, teenagers for example.
Nivea has always been one of my favourite brand for skin care because of its affordability and the value for money service that it provides. The Nivea Lip Care Velver Rose is pricier than the standard blue tube Nivea Lip Care but this provides more in terms of the rose sheen (which gives it the dual function of being a lip gloss too and yet it still provides the function of a lip balm). Same as the standard blue tube Nivea Lip Care, I only need to apply it twice a day and after meals. One tube takes me about two to two and a half months to finish every though I use it everyday. The stick application makes it easy to apply with gloved hands too.
Nivea consistently provides a very high quality product and this one does not fail the expectations that I have of it too. Something that I would definitely buy again once the existing tube runs out.
Ok i must say i am a pretty big fan of nivea lip balm not such a big fan though that i would be biased or anything as i have tried quite a few products out there, not naming any names or anything but some lip balms that you try say that they do this and that for your lips but really they're not or they only feel moisturised when the product is on your lips and as soon as its taken off your lips feel as bad as they did before you applied the product.
Any way back to the product at hand i bought this lip balm a few weeks ago at my local boots store for a couple of quid when you apply it, its does exactly what it says on the tin wel....plastic tube. it does feel velvety when you apply it very smooth. this product is slightly pink in colour but not so pink that it changes your own lip colour which i like because i prefer it not to be noticeable, when applied it last for a long time and keeps my lips feeling moisturised i find if my lips are really sore this is on of my favourite things to reach for first to relieve that sore dry feeling.
I absolutely love this product and it is one beauty product that I can't live without. I don't know how many times a day I use it - loads! You can always hear me saying "Wheres my lip balm?"
My lips get really dry and I hate not having any balm on them. I use lipstick or lipgloss when I go out at nights, but for days around the house or on holiday in the daytime, I love my lip balm, and this is the best one I have found.
It comes in the standard 5cm long lipbalm tube with a lid that covers most of the tube and the lipbalm twists up like a lipstick.
It is pink in colour but when you put it on your lips they don't go a funny shade of pink like with some balms. There is a slight tint, but not so much that you would worry if you didnt apply it properly. It's barely noticeable. Nivea do another similar lipbalm which does leave your lips pink, but I found they looked a real unatural colour and was patchy. If it's colour you want then use a lipgloss or lipstick.
This balm is called velvet rose, and it really is velvety. It looks silky smooth and just glides on the lips so easily. It has quite a pleasant smell and taste - not of anything in particular, but is certainly not unpleasant.
This lipbalm is not greasy like some, and is one of the longest lasting lipbalms that I have tried. It stays on for ages. I have a habit of reapplying though when I don't really need to. I just like using it!
Prices do range from store to store. I bought my latest one from Superdrug for £1.35. That is such a good price for such a great product.
All in all this is the best lipbalm I have found and I take it everywhere with me.
Nivea Lip Care Velvet Rose, has been especially formulated by Nivea's skin care experts to provide velvety feeling with a rose sheen / Velvet Rose combines Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil to leave a light, long-lasting & velvet feel on your lips, to leave a natural-looking rose sheen and to maintain your lips softness and smoothness /